Law School Has Made Me a Drooling Idiot
Dutifully, I read what I'm supposed to read to get ready for class everyday. I highlight. I write notes in the margins. I spend a lot of time doing this.
Less than a year ago I was a intellectually curious fellow. I read lots of different things and then I thought about those things after I read them. Not so any more. Law school has sucked away that deep resivior of curiosity-juice I used to enjoy so much. I realized this today when I skipped over something in my contracts case book that the non-law-school-me would've loved to read, something I may have even read for fun. The reason I skipped it was not because I didn't think it would be interesting; no, no - it was pure pragmatism: there was no chance I was going to be called on and there was no chance it would be on the test.
How did I become this person who could care less about the ideas and philosophy behind things? How is it that I now drool over ridiculous things like "collatteral estoppel," "the statute of frauds" and.....................best of all..............."the rule against perpetuities"? The world is a funny place.